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The fact that he played more or less every minute suggests the manager liked him a lot. 
 

No Gini, our midfield three gassed and underperforming, Elliott and Thiago injured and still Keita doesn’t get a minute. Says a lot about that particular disaster of a transfer. 

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We miss his calmness and composure in the middle of the park and his uncanny ability to just be in the right place at right time to nick ball/cut stuff out.

 

He's a definite loss...a sizeable one.

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Gini's greatest strength was holding the ball and keeping it away from the opposition with 10mins on the clock. 

 

We definitely missed that composure today. 

 

Fabinho was out on his feet on the last 10 mins. Like some lad after a feed of pints the way he was moving. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, KevieG said:

Gini's greatest strength was holding the ball and keeping it away from the opposition with 10mins on the clock. 

 

We definitely missed that composure today. 

 

Fabinho was out on his feet on the last 10 mins. Like some lad after a feed of pints the way he was moving. 

 

 

He was a one man midfield so understandable.

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23 minutes ago, J-V said:

If Gini is the answer I don't want to know the question

The question is 'Which ex-Liverpool midfielder played over 3000 minutes and every league game last season?'

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3 minutes ago, johnsusername said:

The question is 'Which ex-Liverpool midfielder played over 3000 minutes and every league game last season?'

179 out of the 190 league games he was with club for.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, johnsusername said:

The question is 'Which ex-Liverpool midfielder played over 3000 minutes and every league game last season?'

We finished 3rd.

 

Letting him go is not the issue not replceing him and having to use Jones, Keita or Chamberlain is. Par for the course with these owners though.

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6 minutes ago, Daisy said:

I fucking miss him. No coincidence our defence is a mess without him 

Are you going to link the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban with Gini leaving as well? Be about right from the likes of you.

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7 minutes ago, 3 Stacks said:

Are you going to link the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban with Gini leaving as well? Be about right from the likes of you.

You're just a massive cock with an over inflated opinion of shit French players. 

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38 minutes ago, J-V said:

He was a one man midfield so understandable.

That's true, but he hasn't also looked the same recently...his reactions are slow and a bit weak in the tackle.

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2 hours ago, Kevin D said:

I admit I'm not intricately acquainted with the incredibly, complex statistical analysis that goes into the Liverpool transfer matrix, but I don't think this midfield has looked as silly as they have against Chelsea and today in about 5 years.

 

As a corollary to that, I would offer it was maybe a mistake to let him leave and not replace him.

He was missed today for sure. But as someone else has posted, that performance from Henderson today doesn't help that point of view. I thought Jones had a reasonable game, even if he took the safe backward pass too often, but he'd have been the one to miss out and Henderson would have still out in that performance. 

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We should have definitely kept Gini just so he could have played on Sunday.

 

Well worth the 15 million a year in wages.

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Funny thing that when you take a cog out of systems-thinking football, it doesn't quite perform so well elsewhere in a different context. A few titans like Lewandowski aside, I'm not sure many players at all have left Klopp teams and thrived elsewhere. A lot of these players should be sending very healthy Christmas presents to Klopp for creating the conditions in which they can eventually command such huge wages. That doesn't diminish how important Wijnaldum or an equivalent skill-set is for us.

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1 hour ago, Alex_K said:

Funny thing that when you take a cog out of systems-thinking football, it doesn't quite perform so well elsewhere in a different context. A few titans like Lewandowski aside, I'm not sure many players at all have left Klopp teams and thrived elsewhere. A lot of these players should be sending very healthy Christmas presents to Klopp for creating the conditions in which they can eventually command such huge wages. That doesn't diminish how important Wijnaldum or an equivalent skill-set is for us.

Klopp is a bit like Brian Clough(in a footballing sense only of course) in that players who thrive under him rarely do the same elsewhere. It's great management and a real knack of creating personalities which gel together almost perfectly.

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2 hours ago, Alex_K said:

Funny thing that when you take a cog out of systems-thinking football, it doesn't quite perform so well elsewhere in a different context. A few titans like Lewandowski aside, I'm not sure many players at all have left Klopp teams and thrived elsewhere. A lot of these players should be sending very healthy Christmas presents to Klopp for creating the conditions in which they can eventually command such huge wages. That doesn't diminish how important Wijnaldum or an equivalent skill-set is for us.


Good post. The system, the training, the togetherness, the team as a whole in our case, or in Klopps case if you like, make average players look good and good players look great.

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I really like Gini, hard not to like a handsome bastard like that, but I was never really sold on him, sure he was always available and worked hard (rare combo these days) but I always felt he was a bit limited, held on to the ball far too long with his head down, got caught up in little battles which he won his fair share of but ones he shouldn't have been in as he should have released the ball earlier and got us on our way.

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